David Cronenberg Talks Next Film, MAPS TO THE STARS; Hopes Viggo Mortensen Will Co-Star with Robert Pattinson

     May 29, 2012


David Cronenberg‘s latest film, Cosmopolis, picked up some positive buzz last week when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.  Now the director is looking to reunite not only with that film’s star, Robert Pattinson, but with frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen.  And while we previously reported that Pattinson was looking to team up with Cronenberg for a movie set in France, apparently Cronenberg’s next movie, Maps to the Stars, will be set in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

Hit the jump for more.

david-cronenberg-viggo-mortensen-tiffAccording to The Playlist, Cronenberg has already gotten Pattinson on board for one role, and he’s asked Mortensen if he’d like to play a part as well.  However, the project is far from a done deal:

“It’s not a go picture. We have a script that I love that [screenwriter Bruce Wagner] wrote,” Cronenberg said. “It’s a very difficult film to get made as was ‘Cosmopolis’ actually. Whether I can get this movie to happen, I tried it five years ago, I couldn’t get it made, so I still might not be able to get it made.”

The difficulty could come with the subject matter.  According to The Playlist, “the film is a dark comedic drama about two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity,” and Cronenberg says Maps to the Stars is “very extreme. It’s not obviously a very big commercial movie, and even as an independent film it’s difficult. ‘Maps To the Stars’ is completely different [from ‘Cosmopolis’], but it’s very acerbic and satirical, it’s a hard sell.”  Looking back on Cronenberg’s body of work, I’m left to wonder: What was an easy sell?

Should Cronenberg make the hard sell, then Maps to the Stars will be the first movie he’s every shot in the United States.  While he was able to recreate New York on a soundstage in Toronto for Cosmopolis, Cronenberg feels that Maps is an L.A. story that has to be done on location.  I always want Cronenberg to get his way, so here’s hoping this all comes together.

Around The Web

Latest News

A WALK IN THE WOODS Trailer: Robert Redford and Nick Nolte Hike the Appalachian Trail


SUICIDE SQUAD Set Videos and Photos Reveal Batman in Action and Mysterious Creatures

Apparently we're going to see this whole chase sequence before the film hits theaters.

  • Spoiler

13 Things to Know About EXTANT Season 2

Halle Berry, Jeffrey Dean Moregan, show creator Mickey Fisher and co-showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro talk about the upcoming season of the CBS series.

THE END OF THE TOUR Trailer Sends Us on a Trip with David Foster Wallace

Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg star in the Sundance hit.


Sean Connery is surely thrilled.

BURYING THE EX: New Trailer Teases Joe Dante’s Horror Rom-Com

Anton Yelchin, Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Green star in the horror master's latest.

POINT BREAK Remake Trailer Dives into the World of Extreme Sports

Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey fill the roles previously played by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

BELLE Director to Helm David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in A UNITED KINGDOM

Amma Asante will direct the true story of royal family member Seretse Khama, who came under fire when he married a white woman in 1949.


Plus the posters for Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ and the patriot dog movie, ‘Max’.

SAN ANDREAS: 18 Things to Know About the Dwayne Johnson Disaster Movie

Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, and more spill the beans about their new film, Spielberg influences, and more.

Page 1 of 3,96612345...102030...Last »